Definition of hot metal in English:

hot metal

Syllabification: hot met·al

noun

  • A typesetting technique in which type is newly made each time from molten metal, cast by a composing machine.
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    • Third from the right in the picture is stereotyper Pat Kneafsey who took the impressions of the chased hot-metal pages on to asbestos
    • When Joan Edison was farewelled from The Daily Telegraph's sub-editors desk last week after many, many years' sterling service, her colleagues revived a practice rarely seen since the demise of hot-metal printing.
    • Witnesses later commented that hot-metal sparks, similar to a welder's cutting torch came from the tailpipe in a long, blue flame.

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